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Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson and Tillie Cryer

The dermatology section considers research that addresses the etiology and treatment of various dermal disorders in domestic and non-domestic species. This includes, but not limited to, studies on therapeutic strategies, diagnostics, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, immunopathology and pathology, and comparative dermatology. 

  1. Content type: Review

    Autoimmune dermatoses targeting melanocytes have gained attention in human medicine due to their progressive nature and the social impact suffered by affected individuals. In veterinary medicine, vitiligo and ...

    Authors: Heng L. Tham, Keith E. Linder and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:251

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin disease. The goal of this study was to evaluate food designed to improve skin barrier function and lower inflammation to reduce pruritus and clinical severity in ...

    Authors: Angela Witzel-Rollins, Maryanne Murphy, Iveta Becvarova, Stephen R. Werre, Marie-Christine Cadiergues and Hein Meyer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:220

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Autologous platelet concentrates are currently widely used across different areas of regenerative medicine in order to enhance the wound healing process. Although several protocols for platelet concentrates ar...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Tsai, Gary Ro-Lin Chang, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Huan Ou-Yang, Li-Chuan Huang, Shinn-Chih Wu and Chuan-Mu Chen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:191

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Medicinal plants have been used traditionally since centuries for wound care and treatment of skin diseases both in human and animals. Skin diseases are one of the most common reasons for owners to take their ...

    Authors: Milena Tresch, Meike Mevissen, Hannah Ayrle, Matthias Melzig, Petra Roosje and Michael Walkenhorst

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:174

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Oclacitinib is a Janus kinase (JAK) 1 enzyme inhibitor and blocks JAK1-dependent cytokines and is used to control pruritus. Studies available in cats are very limited and as there is a potential role for oclac...

    Authors: Natália Lôres Lopes, Diefrey Ribeiro Campos, Marília Alves Machado, Mariana Silva Revoredo Alves, Manuela Silva Gomes de Souza, Cristiano Chaves Pessoa da Veiga, Alexandre Merlo, Fábio Barbour Scott and Julio Israel Fernandes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:137

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Wounds are among the most common medical conditions affecting horses and have a major economic impact on the horse industry. Wound healing in horses is distinct to that documented in other species, and often r...

    Authors: Louis Kamus, Marie Rameau and Christine Theoret

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:78

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Suture materials and techniques are frequently evaluated in ex vivo studies by comparing tensile strengths. However, the direct measurement techniques to obtain the tensile forces in canine skin are not availa...

    Authors: Austin R. J. Downey, Jin Yan, Eric M. Zellner, Karl H. Kraus, Iris V. Rivero and Simon Laflamme

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:40

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Canine generalised demodicosis is an inflammatory parasitic skin disease caused by an excessive proliferation of Demodex spp. Generalized demodicosis is a severe skin disease, that can be life threatening if not ...

    Authors: Roberta Perego, Eva Spada, Caterina Foppa and Daniela Proverbio

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:17

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    There is no specific therapy for cutaneous epitheliotropic T-cell lymphoma (CETL). The administration of retinoids in conjunction with interferon-α (IFN-α) in CETL has not been reported in dogs.

    Authors: Ga-Won Lee, Su-Bin Song, Min-Hee Kang and Hee-Myung Park

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:382

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Otitis externa is a common problem in small animal practice. Compliance with daily treatment is a major cause of treatment failure. The hypothesis tested is that a novel otic gel applied to the ear canal twice...

    Authors: S B King, K P Doucette, W Seewald and S L Forster

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:307

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) and Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ASCs) are today extensively studied in the field of regenerative medicine. In recent years, human and veterinary medi...

    Authors: Deborah Chicharro, Jose M. Carrillo, Mónica Rubio, Ramón Cugat, Belén Cuervo, Silvia Guil, Jerónimo Forteza, Victoria Moreno, Jose M. Vilar and Joaquín Sopena

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:288

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of infected otitis externa (OE) relies on the topical application of specific formulations that most often contain an antibiotic, an antifungal and a glucocorticoid. This study is to report the resul...

    Authors: S. L. Forster, T. Real, K. P. Doucette and S. B. King

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:262

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  13. Content type: Guidelines

    For decades, the efficacy of interventions in clinical trials enrolling dogs with atopic dermatitis (AD) relied on heterogeneous evaluations of skin lesions and pruritus using unvalidated tools. Although some ...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry, Emmanuel Bensignor, Claude Favrot, Craig E. Griffin, Peter B. Hill, Ralf S. Mueller, Jon D. Plant and Hywel C. Williams

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:238

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  14. Content type: Review

    Since the first description of discoid lupus erythematosus (LE) in two dogs in 1979, the spectrum of canine cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) variants has expanded markedly.

    Authors: Thierry Olivry, Keith E. Linder and Frane Banovic

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:132

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    The Editorial to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:157

  15. Content type: Research article

    As prednisone and ciclosporin can have immunosuppressive effects and have been considered potential predisposing factors for skin infections, we investigated the impact of these drugs on the diversity of the c...

    Authors: Giovanni Widmer, Lluís Ferrer, Claude Favrot, Judy Paps, Kevin Huynh and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:51

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Elimination dietary trials for the diagnosis of adverse food reactions (food allergies) in dogs and cats are often conducted with commercial pet foods while relying on their label to select tho...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry and Ralf S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Primary photosensitisation (PS) subsequent to ingestion of the pasture legume Biserrula pelecinus L. (biserrula) has recently been confirmed in grazing livestock. Given the potential utility of this pasture speci...

    Authors: Jane C. Quinn, Yuchi Chen, Belinda Hackney, Muhammad Shoaib Tufail, Leslie A. Weston and Panayiotis Loukopoulos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcal infection of the canine epidermis and hair follicle is amongst the commonest reasons for antimicrobial prescribing in small animal veterinary practice. Topical therapy with fusidic acid (FA) is ...

    Authors: Sian-Marie Frosini, Ross Bond, Anette Loeffler and Jo Larner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:345

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies mention the use of topical acyclovir for the treatment of equine sarcoids. Success rates vary and since the bovine papillomavirus (BPV) lacks the presence of a kinase necessary to activate acy...

    Authors: Maarten Haspeslagh, Mireia Jordana Garcia, Lieven E. M. Vlaminck and Ann M. Martens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:296

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The gold standard to diagnose adverse food reactions (AFRs) in the dog and cat is currently an elimination diet with subsequent provocation trials. However, those trials are inconvenient and client compliance ...

    Authors: Ralf S. Mueller and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:275

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Control of animal tuberculosis (TB) through vaccination has emerged as a long-term strategy to complement test and slaughter control strategy. A pilot trial under field conditions was conducted in a goat herd ...

    Authors: Enric Vidal, Claudia Arrieta-Villegas, Miriam Grasa, Irene Mercader, Mariano Domingo and Bernat Pérez de Val

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:252

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The central premise for the commercialization of diets with hydrolyzed ingredients is that the small-sized digested peptides would be unable to crosslink allergen-specific IgE at the surface of tissue mast cel...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry, Jennifer Bexley and Isabelle Mougeot

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:251

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Compared with mammals, wound healing in reptiles is characterized by reduced wound contraction and longer healing times. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical and histopathological effects of topic...

    Authors: Joao Negrini, Elena Mozos, Alejandro Escamilla, José Pérez, Rosario Lucena, Rafael Guerra and Pedro J. Ginel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:160

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Individual differences of mink, including color type, are speculated to affect the course of wound healing, thereby impacting wound assessment and management on the farms, as well as the assessment of wounds i...

    Authors: A. Jespersen, H. E. Jensen, J. F. Agger, P. M. H. Heegaard, P. Damborg, B. Aalbæk and A. S. Hammer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:135

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  25. Content type: Research article

    CCNU and other treatment protocols are commonly offered to owners for the treatment of dogs diagnosed with cutaneous (epitheliotropic) T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Chemotherapy protocols provide variable benefits; ...

    Authors: Aurore Laprais and Thierry Olivry

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:61

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) in dogs and cats is not precisely known. This imprecision is likely due to the various populations that had been studied. Our objectives were to syste...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry and Ralf S. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:51

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Human inflicted bruises in slaughter pigs are hampering animal welfare, are an infringement of the animal protection act, and are a focus of public attention. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the g...

    Authors: Kristiane Barington, Jens Frederik Gramstrup Agger, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Kristine Dich-Jørgensen and Henrik Elvang Jensen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:247

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  28. Content type: Methodology article

    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used clinically as a treatment modality for a variety of medical conditions including wound-healing processes. It is an attractive and emerging method to enhance wound h...

    Authors: Dominique Gagnon, Thomas W.G. Gibson, Ameet Singh, Alex R. zur Linden, Jaimie E. Kazienko and Jonathan LaMarre

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:73

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Ciclosporin is a selective immunomodulator used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. A new 100 mg/ml oral solution formulation (Cyclavance®, Virbac) was developed as a pharmaceutical equivalent to the ...

    Authors: C. Navarro, L. Séguy, M. Vila and P. Birckel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:54

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To diagnose cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) in dogs and cats, dietary restriction-provocation trials are performed. Knowing the most common offending food allergens for these species would help determ...

    Authors: Ralf S. Mueller, Thierry Olivry and Pascal Prélaud

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:9

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